Windigo Moon: A Novel of Native America (Paperback)Robert Downes (author)
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Publisher: Blank Slate Press
Number of pages: 330
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 226 x 152 x 17 mm
"We truly enjoyed this beautiful historical novel about the Ojibwa Indians. Essentially a love story, the characters are well-drawn and the landscape lives and breathes. Don't miss this one!"
--W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, New York Times bestselling authors of Moon Hunt
"Fascinating . . . a novel that keeps you riveted and stays with you."
--New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell
Impressively researched, exceptionally well written, "Windigo Moon" clearly showcases author Robert Downes genuine flair for originality and literary talent for creating truly memorable characters and an extraordinarily compelling, narrative driven novel. A simply brilliant work of historical fiction, "Windigo Moon" is unreservedly recommended, especially for community library collections.
--Midwest Book Review
"A complicated story that tells the larger story of the last days of the Native People before Europeans arrived ... a gripping, exciting narrative of a tribe of people and their struggle over generations. It is truly an epic story told in the small spaces of human life."
- Patrick Sullivan, Northern Express Weekly
"Should be required reading for anyone with an interest in Ojibwe history."
- Foreword magazine
"In a tale filled with drama, danger and warfare, Downes manages to weave a complex and touching narrative that exemplifies many of the deep cultural values of the Ojibwe people, approaching these values on their own terms to create a story of great empathic power. The novel is also imbued with a sense of magical realism and features many of the supernatural beings and monsters of the Ojibwe. It also paints a vivid picture of many of the struggles of life in Native America, including diseases such as measles, viral hepatitis and smallpox which wiped out dozens of civilizations by the time the first colonists arrived."
- Kyla Valenti, The Load (www.mtulode.com)--publisher
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